File:Alan Hovhaness.jpg|thumb|200px|Alan Hovhaness in the 1960s
'''Alan Hovhaness''' (;
["Hovhaness". ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''.]
, March 8, 1911 – June 21, 2000) was an Americans|American composer
and Scottish people|Scottish
descent. He was one of the most prolific 20th-century composers, with his official catalog comprising 67 numbered symphonies (surviving manuscripts indicate over 70) and 434 opus numbers.
[The number of opus numbers was identified as 434 by Kenneth Page in a review in ''Limelight'' magazine (Australia), May 2007, p. 55]
However, the true tally is well over 500 surviving works since many opus numbers comprise two or more distinct works.
''The Boston Globe
'' music critic
Richard Buell wrote: "Although he has been stereotyped as a self-consciously Armenian composer (rather as Ernest Bloch
is seen as a Jewish composer), his output...